[Skiboot] [PATCH v1 0/5] New HBRT interfaces

Stewart Smith stewart at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Fri Aug 14 10:00:32 AEST 2015

Daniel M Crowell <dcrowell at us.ibm.com> writes:
> That compile flag is all fine and good to say, but remember who we're 
> dealing with here.  Who is going to be building the 'special' versions of 
> this interface for thee folks that are using it.  It already takes a bunch 
> of extra people to get the specific distro  installed with all of the 
> appropriate patches, etc.  Are you going to maintain packages with the 
> debug version?  There are already a thousand native Linux commands that 
> one can ruin their system with, how is this different?  This requires sudo 
> so the admin should know what they are doing and not run random commands. 
> Do we really need to protect users from themselves?  99% of users won't 
> even know this application exists...

Sounds like an --enable-danger-mode would be the best bet.

Along with printing out a giant warning.

we were also discussing the idea of tainting the kernel if you run any
of these, and maybe introducing similar idea into skiboot.

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